Anecdotes is a set of illustrations derived from Biblical text, scientific discovery and self-created stories. This body of work questions these texts through the temporal nature of the anecdotal storytelling convention. This work, created through the manipulation of three-dimensional materials such as paper, cardboard, string, and fabrics in constructed sets and photographically represented as two-dimensional images, question the authenticity of the grand narrative. The images explore scientific discoveries along with religious beliefs revealing my reservations, perceptions, and sentiments toward both. In considering my changing knowledge and beliefs from childhood into adulthood, Anecdotes deconstructs these conflicting narratives into a directorial agenda that subverts, parodies and internalizes each text.
James Bellucci is a Maryland native with a background in imaging arts and sciences. He received a Master's of Fine Art from Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY in 2009. His work analyses the slippage of narrative traditions, in reference to how narrative information is altered and manipulated to embellish and entertain audiences, yet strives to inform and provide certain elements of historical knowledge. To view more of James Bellucci's work click here.
Bellucci will be conducting a workshop, Creating Your Own Grand Narrative Through Photography, on August 8, 9 & 10. For mor information and to register click here.
Gallery Hours are Saturday through Tuesday 9am - 5pm, Wednesday - Friday 9am - 9pm